NEW this summer!

Kids' Shakespeare Camp and Show

Let your kids learn about Shakespeare and the performing arts in the most exciting possible way!

June 30-July 13, 2014

In this two-week training program for ages 8-13, the professional actor playing Hamlet for ISC this summer will lead your kids through an exciting exploration of what it's like to perform Shakespeare live!

Give your kids a chance to experience Shakespeare as a living, breathing art form, completely relevant to our lives today, meant to be performed on stage in front of an audience — rather than a dusty set of confusing words in a book they're forced to read in school.

ISC actors are always besieged by kids after a show. Let your kids become part of the excitement!

Your kids will learn:

  • How to explore Shakespeare's words and make them their own
  • Voice, movement, and stage combat skills
  • Improv games, creative exercises, ensemble acting, and team-building
  • A much deeper appreciation for the full range of Shakespeare's art

In addition, they'll get a great behind-the-scenes look at the preparations for ISC's summer productions of Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost.

And the best part is: at the end of the class, your kids will get to perform a selection of Shakespeare scenes chosen just for them — on the ISC stage at Cornell Plantations, in front of the ISC's audience, during the first weekend of ISC's summer shows!

This will be a unique opportunity for your kids to learn about Shakespeare in an active, exciting way, from a group of 4 professional actors who are doing it for real.

The camp will be taught and directed by Theo Black, a member of Actor's Equity Association who received his MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting in Washington, D.C. He has performed with The California Shakespeare Theatre, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and others, and has been a teaching artist with the Hangar Theatre and ActingOutNY, as well as teaching and coaching at both Ithaca College and Cornell University.

Theo will be assisted by 3 other members of the ISC cast, all of whom are working professional actors with teaching experience.

Camp Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:30am-2:30pm, June 30-July 11

Performances: July 11, 12 & 13 @ 5:30 pm

Tuition: $499 per child

To sign up: Send us an e-mail to get on the class list, and we'll send you more information as we get closer to the camp.

Please note: We need to have a minimum number of students enrolled in order to run the camp. If not enough people sign up, the camp may be cancelled. So spread the word!

If you have questions, please e-mail the instructor.

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